I absolutely love this quote about reading and having a fulfilling life. Books can provide amazing adventures that we would otherwise be unable to experience. - "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
Avoid using the word 'very' because it's lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don't use the word very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys-to woo women-and, in that endeavor laziness will not do.
I found comfort through literature, I loved getting lost in things as marvelous and as wonderful as books. They made me forget about my own troubles, like a submarine and the sea, they submerged me so perfectly. And this is why I love Literature.
F Scott Fitzgerald, letter to his 11 year old daughter, 1933 "Don’t worry about popular opinion…Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future.…Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you.